If Your Tongue Feels Coated, it might mean this!

If your tongue feels coated and too smooth, it probably means that your health is not in top form. When was the last time you really looked at your tongue? Your tongue can help to diagnose a few health concerns, especially those related to your digestive health.

A healthy tongue is pink, without any white patches or patterns. If a tongue feels coated it is usually related to poor digestion or your gut flora is out of balance. It can also mean that your liver is sluggish and a good detox is needed.

If a tongue feels coated and it is accompanied with unexplained bad breath it may be due to not being able to digest food very well. This causes bad gut bacteria and the yeast, Candida, to overgrow. Your stomach may also not be producing enough hydrochloric acid if your diet is rich in protein. This means that the food will sit in you stomach for too long, causing you to feel bloated and heavy. Stomach acid has a very important role to play. It is a disinfectant and helps to kill all the bugs entering this sensitive system. Taking too much antacids may decrease your stomach acidity, putting you at risk for infections.


If you feel bloated, physically and mentally tired and your tongue feels coated, it may be related to fat digestion and absorption. Your gallbladder produces bile which is needed by the liver in order to digest fat. If your liver or gallbladder is overtaxed, it may cause insufficient digestion.

Its normal to get a coated tongue when you have a cold or flu, if you are a smoker or dehydrated. Toxins seem to build up at rapid speed in these situations.  Those with chronic sinus problems usually have a coated tongue all the time.  They are also prone to chronic and/or recurring infections.

If your tongue feels coated, do this:

  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day
  • Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Try to eat as much fresh produce as possible
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Swop out your fat consumption to good fats such as avocado, salmon, nuts etc
  • Regular abdominal massage and lymphatic drainage to assist the expelling of toxins

Oil Pulling with the Cocobaci 15 Day Programme is also a great way to assist your symptoms as well as your digestive system. Our formula is enriched with Gemmotherapy which assists the body to detoxify. The added essential oils of the Coolmint and Lemon and Fennel is also a great remedy to assist the digestive process and support the body’s natural detox system.

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2 thoughts on “If Your Tongue Feels Coated, it might mean this!

  1. Livia Kahn says:

    i know that feeling so well, that is the white tongue one gets on the first day of fasting… all the toxins coming out, and also makes the breath stink.

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